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May 27th, 2008
02:09 PM ET

What should Hillary Clinton do next?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Hillary Clinton "was a good senator before, and she can be a great senator in the future."

Those are the words of Obama supporter and Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy. He tells The Washington Post Clinton will need to decide what to do after the campaign since it is now a foregone conclusion she is not going to be the nominee.

Kennedy would know a thing or two about this. After losing the primary battle to Jimmy Carter in 1980, Kennedy returned to the Senate and resumed his career as a lawmaker, authoring landmark bills on issues like health care and education. Many Democrats think that's the path Clinton should follow to reshape her political career... for example, she could champion a major piece of legislation – like health care – in a potential Obama first term.

But within the Senate, Clinton doesn't have many options to advance. Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't going anywhere, especially if Democrats increase their majority in November, and his deputies Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer appear to be interested in replacing Reid, if and when he steps down.

There's also the question of whether or not Clinton would choose to run again for president. Some are suggesting she might set her sights somewhere else, like a run for governor of New York.

In the meantime, many Democratic senators say they expect Clinton to campaign hard for Obama this summer and fall. They agree that if she does, any leftover feelings of resentment from the race will disappear.

Here’s my question to you: What should Hillary Clinton do next?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

W. writes:
Hillary needs to lobby Obama to be the V.P., where she can lead the Senate, fill her vacant seat with another Democrat and finally fulfill her promises on health care.

Deb from Bow, New Hampshire writes:
Hillary already seems to have the makings of a leader in today's politics – she can change the facts, or at least her view of them, in whatever way benefits her the most. She can agree to rules, and then say they have to be changed when she doesn't like the outcome. She can conveniently forget what has happened, or make up what hasn't. But if she really wants a respected future with her party she needs to campaign through next week (without bashing Obama or whining about the inevitable outcome), then graciously concede and throw all of her support and efforts behind Obama.

Richard writes:
Mr. Cafferty, According to the tone of your comments about the primary race, Senator Clinton should be exiled from the planet.

Drew from Florida writes:
Good question. She's almost expended all her political capital. People will be remembering this primary race for a long time. Her behavior will not be forgotten.

Sally from San Jose, California writes:
I see her as promoting women's rights around the world. That way she gets to travel, learn Spanish, begin a foundation in her name for a meaningful legacy, help people in need, meet with foreign politicians, speak at the U. N., provide a vehicle for her die-hard supporters, and - oh yes - save face. The sooner, the better.

Terry from North Carolina writes:
Jack, I moved to North Carolina two years ago. I was a New Yorker all my life and worked in Manhattan for twenty years. I think it’s OK now for Hillary to run for Governor of New York… now that I am down here.

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  1. Allie in Seattle

    Quit-while she still has a shred of dignity left.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  2. frank in phoenix

    Hillary should form an independent party and decide if she's running in 2008 or 2012. And if not, then she should start helping Chelsea put her organization together for 2012.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  3. luis santiago aka (prkid59)

    she should just bow out gracefully.....work for obama in a different capacity.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  4. Joe in DE

    Proceed.

    No amount of hype or specvulation can change the faqctS;
    The race will deceided by superdlegates.
    Obama showing a lot of weakness – nt the same canidate as last march.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  5. Y in Georgia

    Retire in Puerto Rico.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  6. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Jack,

    Clinton should stay the course until FL and MI are decided and all the primaries are done. If she doesn’t have enough delegates after that, she should take the fight to the convention floor. If she loses there, she should run as a third party candidate. As a McCain supporter, I expect nothing less.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  7. Carol c.

    Welcome back, Jack! Missed your blog!

    If she and Bill would quit whining and trying to stir up discord about her having been "robbed" of the election it would be great.

    She seemed to miss the boat by whining and blaming everyone but her own campaign. Hopefully after June 3 the superdelegates will make their choice known and she can do what she has promised, work for the candidate. Hope I am not living in a dream world that she will do it, but it would do major healing for the party if she would.

    Carol
    Knoxville, TN

    May 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  8. Roger (Dallas, TX)

    End this immediately after the polls close next Tuesday in Montana, enthusiastically throw her support to Sen. Obama and arrange a joint appearance with the two of them together in the coming days to show some semblance of unity and start unifaction of the party. Any other road she takes will be met with permanent disregard for her status as a party leader and will tarnish what has otherwise been a ground-breaking campaign in so many ways.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  9. Rashod, Maryland

    Hillary should just give up, try her hardest to get her supporters to back Obama. But that would just be to much of a smart and the right thing to do. We're talking about Hillary here people... it will be the year 2016 and she will still be complaining about the Fl MI votes being counted. Thank goodness there's a limit to how much money she can loan her own campaign.

    Rashod, Maryland

    May 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  10. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Run for Governor of Puerto Rico.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  11. Josette Phila, PA

    Jack,

    I honestly don't care. She must somehow salvage a graceful exit but in lieu of her RFK gaffe I don't know if it is possible.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  12. Jamaal Kansas

    She should try to reverse some of the Damage she has caused in these Primaries by saying Obama is our Nominee and he will win the White House and he is the Best canidate to handle the Jobs she needs to be a Cheerleader for the Obama squad. She needs to bust her But to get Obama into the White House if not She will go down in History as the women who sabatoged The First Black Nominee's chance of winning the white house

    May 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  13. Ron San Diego

    Hi Jack:

    Mrs. Clinton should understand if she remains in the election past the convention without the nomination. She will hurt the democratic party. For now, she should hang in there and go to the convention. If she does not get the nomination. She is a good senator for the State of New York. Count her losses and bow out gracefully.

    Ron San Diego

    May 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  14. Ann Marie in Georgia

    She should start a reality show called "The Clintons."

    May 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  15. Mike S., New Orleans, Louisiana

    Clinton should campaign as hard for Obama as she has for her own candidacy to prove she cares more about our country than hew own ambitions. After that, the Department of Health and Human Services Departmentneeds her leadership to repair the damage done by the Bush Adminstration.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  16. Amy Colvin

    Hillary should now try to unify the democratic party. I would hope that she will help to ensure that a democrat is elected in the fall. Lately, Hillary has been saying that the party will be unifified for the general election, but in speech after speech, she continues to say divisive and sometimes offensive things. Had the roles been reversed, Obama would have been asked long ago to suspend his campaign and to act in the best interest of the party and I feel yet Hillary has been allowed to continue these unethical political practices.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  17. pauline, Baltimore

    Go back to NY and use the tax payers money there to help pay off her debt. I still can't believe she kept the money from the kid in Kentucky. Oh well, looking at the kind of campaign she ran, why should we be suprised

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  18. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Beg and plead for the VP slot. If she's lucky, she might be picked for Secretary of Defence, now that she has experience with sniper fire! :)

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  19. anonymous - nyc

    i think she has to walk away, show vigorous support of obama, and then run in 4 years (because mc cain is going to kick obama's butt!).

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  20. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    Hillary should realize Obama has won the nomination fair and square. She and Bill need to quit complaining and accept this. She should return to the Senate and hopefully not vote for any more wars! She could be a big help on the health care agenda.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  21. Jenny

    Jack,
    She should sit down and talk with Teddy Kennedy a man who has done great things from his senate seat for over forty years. She can still do a lot for this country if she chooses to.

    Jenny Rome GA

    May 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  22. James in Cape Coral, FL

    Jack,
    I don't care where she goes or what she does as long as she stop's trying to force sexism down the throat of every man in this country who didn't vote the way she wanted. I'm not a sexist Hillary and I'm not as dumb as you hoped. I want real change in Washington and not the kind that disappears on election day, as your offering.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  23. Jan from Ohio

    Welcome back from your long weekend, Jack: We REALLY missed you!!!

    Hillary needs to QUIETLY back off of Obama & start pleading with & convincing her supporters to support him. Since THAT isn't going to happen, she can put her name on the November ticket in W Va or KY and seek nomination for "Queen of the Appalachans" where her, Billy-Bubba & Chelsea can – again – QUIETLY live out their days!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  24. Bill ,Al.

    Hillary Clinton should be our next President for the next 4-8 years,if she continues to gain the popular vote. But this will all depend on the Middle- Class and Working -Class people's voices being heard and the delegates and super-delegates siding with the popular vote and the most electable candidate. Normally, this is their job,but they seem to under someone else's command, in this Primary. But in all honesty,she is the people's choice,if you count all of the voices that have been silenced.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  25. Kimmyber, St. Petersburg

    If she was ever serious about representing all of the American people, she should try and heal her relationship with the black community. Because, It is very telling that the black community was a big part of her husband being elected president; and they are also a big part of why she is not going to be elected president.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  26. Pete from Boston

    Jack,

    Hillary needs to win the nomination. She should do the following:

    1. Win Puerto Rico by 35% or more - big popular vote buildup in her total.
    2. File legal brief in support of the Florida voter suit to have delegates seated.
    3. Continue her appeal to superdelegates, but up the ante by
    4. Callingl on Obama to withdraw from campaign for good of party (he cannot win).

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  27. Wendy. San Rafael, CA

    Her time for a graceful exit has long passed. So she could exit ungracefully, try to repair the damage she has caused by putting her full weight behind Obama and the go home to Arkansas .. or Philalphia or wherever else she says she is from. And take Bill with her.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  28. Nuwan Sam

    Jack, this is not a question, you and I or any other voter can answer fairly. It is her decision to enter into the race and it is she who will have to decide what she needs to do next. None of are in her shoes right now and I do not even think we have the right to voice our opinion on that. She will do what is best for her.

    Nuwan from Houston, TX

    May 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  29. R. Allen, MD

    I don't care what she does as long as she just goes away and take Bill with his conspiracy theory with him

    May 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  30. Ken from WI

    I think Hillary should work as hard as she can to finish the race with as much of her dignity as possible. The time has come for her to do some damage control on the mess that was made on her behalf to the democratic party.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  31. Brent in Ohio

    I can't wait for June 3rd to get here. Hopefully the DNC will show they have some nads and stick with the decision not to seat Florida and Michigan for voting early and the super delegates will shift to Sen. Obama and Hillary will finally decide to call it quits. Enough already!! Brent in Ohio

    May 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  32. Peter Pan Fairview, Texas

    Who cares?

    May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  33. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    She could become the next FEMA director. After all, her campaign was a disaster! :)

    May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  34. Festus, Montana

    Jack. . . . Hillary can always ask Bob Barr if he would let her run on his
    ticket. What could it hurt? (wink, wink).

    May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  35. Dave P.

    Jack,

    She is entitled to so many things how can anyone choose???

    Dave
    Iowa City, Iowa

    May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  36. Jayne in NH

    The RFK remark was a real nadir in her campaign and her pandering to Florida and Michigan isn't much better. People who pay attention know she signed the agreement that disenfranchised all the voters she now covets. She should step down today and take Bill with her.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  37. Jim Collins

    Hillary and Bill should take their dynamic energy and make it change their images by helping Al Gore with his Green movement. After all, they both have debts to repay Al even though payment is coming along anyway! They both have everything but the image problem. This should be a simple solution for them. Now we have to get Al to accept them!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  38. Terry in Hanover County

    I found her remarks about RFK reprehensible in light of what Ted Kennedy is facing right now. In the past, she has hinted at "what if something happens to ..." (Obama), and got grief for it. Either she's incapable of learning like our current President is or she thinks the voters are stupid and have short-term memories like the GOP thinks we do or she's delusional. She lost my vote but I think she should finish the primaries, try to mend fences, and work hard to get Obama into the White House since he will be the nominee. Then she needs to take time off and reassess her priorities. Her chances for becoming President are gone forever.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  39. Vivian Fauntleroy, Largo, MD

    Immediately imbark upon a search for the reclamation of the soul she at the very least misplaced during her long and rigorous, hard-fought if not always clean-fought, quest for the Democratic nomination for president.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  40. Lori in MI

    I hope that Obama will give her an honorable position such as nominating her to the Supreme Court. Anything but the VP spot. I think going back to the Senate would be like living in a cocoon after running to be the Democratic nominee. She is too old at this point in her life to go back and accomplish all that Ted Kennedy has since he lost his bid for the nomination.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  41. Rick

    Jack, Her and her husband should resign from politics for good...,ride off into the sunset. the Clinton dynasty is over!

    Rick, N.Y.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  42. Alma (Tennessee)

    Sen. Clinton should exit the campaign gracefully. She should work for Obama's election, go back to the senate, and do the job she is capable of and that the people elected her to do. There are plenty political opportunities for her. She just needs to find her own POSITIVE political voice. All of the other candidates of both parties knew when to quit, and move on. She needs to stop appearing as a sore loser. She can display better character than that. The whole country would hold her in higher regard if she bowed out gracefully. If she continues, she will only hurt herself.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  43. M. Pappas

    She should hold her head high and champion the healthcare issue. She has a real plan. Her undoing was the maniacal media's complete and utter infatuation with Obama, who was first noticed by the masses courtesy of Oprah, THAT'S what this country has come to: a talk show host can get an unproved candidate with a limited record and little substance (but good speech writers) a presidency...the "good ol' boys" made sure it wouldn't be Hillary, that's WAY too scary for them.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  44. Cash, Alabama

    Go to the convention and demand her rightful nomination, as she so rightfully deserves. She can win the big one for us, it is just that simple !!

    Let her go on !!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  45. Joe, Tampa

    Jack, Hillary should get behind Senator Obama (without a knife), and
    rally her supporters to come together for the good of the democratic
    party to defeat John McCain. That's only my opinion.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  46. Peggy, St. Louis

    As a Hillary supporter, I believe she should stay in the race until Obama has won all of the delegates he needs to win the nomination. Florida and Michigan delegates should be counted and the total needed for nomination adjusted. Let all of the votes be counted while the Democrats continue to campaign and soak up free media time. Democrats should be grateful they have two amazing candidates, and the best option would be to have both running together on the same ticket!!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  47. Dave in Maryland

    She should play the part of a graceful looser and attack McSame at every opportunity. If she is really about defeating the neo-cons and getting the country back on the right track, she will support Obama without condition.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  48. Nick - Cary, North Carolina

    Hillary should wait until the final nominating races are over then endorse Obama. She can then claim to have kept her promise to stay in it until the end. If Barrack asks her to be VP, she can run with him. If not then she should run for governor of New York, a position that should be very open for the taking. I think anything is better than hanging out with Bill.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  49. Paul from Parry Sound, Ontario

    For centuries racism has been the curse of the United States. Electing Obama president would do much to lift that curse. Clinton should return to the honourable work she has done as senator and not stand in the way of an event whose time has come.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  50. Louden in Bellevue, WA

    Senator Clinton's momentum is stalled.
    Her campaign having tossed the kitchen sink into the nomination process has now thrown out the rule book.
    The gloves of this fighter are stained with democratic blood. Her own party leaders in the senate are looking past her.
    Party leaders in the democratic national comittee are judging her ability to be a bring the party together and not seeing the results they would like.
    Some reports speak of the five stages or grieving. Denial is something her campiagn has yet to come to terms with.
    For Senator Clinton the outlook on the future is darkening with even her senate seat coming into question.
    Her husband is losing credibility with the democratic party.

    For this Jr. Senator from New York, her future might be in living through her daughter's future and possible presidential run.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  51. mitch martin arkansaw

    she should apply for a job as white house chief of plumbing.she knows all the intricate details of kitchen sinks,including how to toss them.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  52. Anthony (Alexandria, Virginia)

    Jack,

    Hillary should stay in it to win it.

    By the way, how does Puerto Rico have 55 pledged delegates? I had to dust off the Brittanica and research if we had put an additional star on Ol' Glory. South Dakota and Montana conbined have only 31 vs Puerto Rico having 55.

    There is something going very wrong in this country Jack.

    Anthony

    May 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  53. paul W.Dc

    She'll be too busy running the country to do anything else......why are you asking Jack?

    May 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  54. John in San Diego

    She should sell pant suits on e-bay.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  55. Shelley, California

    Kennedy is right. She has the makings of a great Senator.

    She should go back, "wonk" it up, put her name on the Democratic Health Plan, and take over as the next Democratic Senate Campaign Chair.

    Meanwhile, the "Clintons" should immediately throw their support behind Obama with real sincerity-not just proforma appearances.

    C'mon Clintons! Let's see if you really have the right stuff!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  56. Jed in Redding, CA

    Forget New York – she should move to Iowa or Mississippi and run for Governor there. Remember how late last year she was in Iowa and implied they were sexist because they never elected a woman to lead the state or hold a seat in Congress, then took a gratuitous swipe at Mississippi when she impled that they weren't people of 'quality' because they were the only other state that lacked female representatives? Now would be a great time to try and fix those horribly backwards states. (Her sentiments, not mine)

    May 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  57. Lenore Z.

    I don't really care what she does next.
    And I'm sure she doesn't care what I think.
    She doesn't care what anybody thinks.
    She'll do whatever she wants, or whatever she can get away with.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  58. Michael, Toronto, Canada

    Jack,

    Its too late. The Democrats are too widely divided (many of the Clinton faithful are now convinced that she is the better candidate and that Obama cannot win in November). Her brave fight to the very end has continued to polarize both Democrat parties to such a bitter rivalry that Obama has little chance of uniting the Democrats.

    And if she were to become the VP nominee, how could she, in good conscience, support Obama's policies she has discredited for so long?

    May 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  59. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    "Pete from Boston May 27th, 2008 2:22 pm ET
    Jack,
    Hillary needs to win the nomination. She should do the following:
    1. Win Puerto Rico by 35% or more — big popular vote buildup in her total.
    2. File legal brief in support of the Florida voter suit to have delegates seated.
    3. Continue her appeal to superdelegates, but up the ante by
    4. Callingl on Obama to withdraw from campaign for good of party (he cannot win)."
    -----------
    By the time you wake up from your dream, it will be November, and Obama will be our new President – and Hillary will be back in New York!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  60. Sherri

    It's interesting. Right now Obama is out trying to bring people together and heal the Democratic Party and get the Dems ready for the general Election. Clinton is being very stubborn and is not trying to bring people together but divide the party by insisting that despite the actual and true figures she is leading in the presidential primaries and somehow everyone should flock to the person in 2nd place. (FL and MI don't count according to the rules). If she was in the lead, she would be insisting Obama get out for the sake of the party.

    The bottom line is It doesn't matter what any of us thinks she should do, she is going to continue her divisive ways putting herself ahead of the Democratic Party and the people of America and stay in the race until the bitter end so the Republican reign can continue.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  61. Chicago Bob from Illinois

    Hillary put it all on the line for this run. So has Bill. They may have gone too far. Salvaging will be difficult. They have certainly alienated the African Americans. If she can get VP and help Obama get elected, she may yet be able to retrieve the loss of that key constituency.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  62. Raj, Toronto

    She should have a couple beers with Bill and discuss how they blew it.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  63. martha S ample

    HRC should just go away and let the party heal, after all of her drinking beer in PR and so call dancing she should just stay there.!!!!!!!!

    Richmond Virginia

    May 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  64. Richard/Nh

    Jack, if Hillary really wanted to have a lasting impact on not only the Hillary Faithful but America in general, she would seek appointment to the Supreme Court, and Bill would probably land a very influenial position in Obama's cabinet. This way she would be able to make a great contribution to not only women but also the disenfranchised, and it would be WOMEN WHO WOULD BE GETTING THE LAST LAUGH.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  65. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    “Pete from Boston May 27th, 2008 2:22 pm ET
    Jack,
    Hillary needs to win the nomination. She should do the following:
    1. Win Puerto Rico by 35% or more — big popular vote buildup in her total.
    2. File legal brief in support of the Florida voter suit to have delegates seated.
    3. Continue her appeal to superdelegates, but up the ante by
    4. Callingl on Obama to withdraw from campaign for good of party (he cannot win).”
    ——————————-
    Remember to click your heels three times, and keep saying "There's no place like home!"

    May 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  66. Heather, IN

    Hillary is going to end up with the majority of the popular vote at the end of this primary season. But since this is America, where just because you get the most votes doesn't mean you win, she should consider endorsing McCain (encouraging her voters to do the same)and then going back to the senate and preparing for re-run in 2012. With a democratic majority in the House and the Senate we democrats could do a lot worse than McCain.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  67. John from Boston

    I see the Obama administration offer her an Ambassadorship... In Bosnia! Aside from that after last Friday she just finish Jack. God help her if she want to keep her New York seat in 2010!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  68. Staci from Nashville, Tn

    Go back to school and learn how to count. How does it look that someone of her statue can't count and just look at her campaign, she is in the whole so how can she run the senate or the U.S. You do the math Jack.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  69. Winston in Berrien Springs, Michigan

    With some spare time on her hands perhaps Hillary can now check in hourly to Jack's Blog to see what he's thinking and weigh in with her own comments online and on TV.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  70. Judy D, Rochester, NY

    Hillary will never quit – it is all about her personal ambitions now. I foresee a brokered Democratic convention, and a brutal one at that!
    Even then I don't see her accepting it if it's not in her favor. There's one thing to fight for a cause with all your passion, but her passion is for her own personal gain. Is it time for an intervention for the Clinton campaign? She could have done a lot for the residents of NY with all the money she loaned her campaign.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  71. Michael

    As a Clinton supporter, turned McCain supporter I think she would be best utilized remaining as a US Senator, at least until her term is up, and run for Governor in New York. I don't think she wants to be associated with the Dem nominee who is most likely going to lose in November.
    Michael, Toronto

    May 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  72. MS from SC

    Senatpr Clinton's place should be on the Democratic ticket. If we don't have her as President, then we should have her as Vice-President. I would feel a whole lot better about it all if I can vote for Senator Clinton-one way or the other-this November. Either way, Obama could use her knowledge, experience, and work ethic to get (whatever job he has) done.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  73. James from TN

    After June 3rd it will definately show who the nominee is, not that it's not decided already. She will still be trying to bend the rules to count florida and Michigian and Bill will still be looking like a begging protective husband he has been in recent weeks. O'bama hasn't announce his V.P. yet but I hope it ain't her. He can offer her the housekeeping job though to clean up the mess she has made.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  74. Deb from Lancaster, PA

    Hillary Clinton is an intelligent woman who has much to offer this country.
    That being said, she must pull in her horns, bow out with any particle of grace that remains, and turn her attention to getting Obama elected.
    If she does so and Obama is victorious, she will be rewarded as the premier Democratic woman in the nation. Perhaps with a Cabinet post, more opportumities to shine in the Senate, or as Governor of NY.
    If she does not or if Obama loses, she will go down in history as the person who single-handedly divided the Democratic party and presented John McCain with the presidency he does not deserve on a silver platter.
    At that point, she will be finished, as will the Clinton legacy.
    She should have bowed out months ago. We all would have been the better for it.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  75. Marcus B.

    I think she she let these last few primaries play out, and then she should go sit in an elementary math class. Her "Clintonian Math" will not count for anything after the priamaries are over.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  76. Fed Up

    Actually, she should stop speaking. Every time she opens her mouth she says something that is divisive. Oops, I mean something deeply regrettable. I would want her husband to think I was being disrespectful...Give me a break! She has said more deeply regrettable comments during this election than most politicians say throughout their career.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  77. latour

    jack she neds to stop whining because the clintons have been beaten by a man she didnt think had a chance . i used to be a big clinton family fan until i saw how they act on the campaign trail.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  78. mk, in sc

    Hillary should be looking hard for any way to save face and exit with some shred of dignity. Opportunities for graceful exits at this point in the game have to be next to none, but with all of her political 'experience' – and at least some of Bill's – they chose to take this risk. The pie could've been enjoyed in its perfect entirety with the party, but now it is aimed directly at both of them. The time has come to either duck, wear it, or hold up an empty box to give the destroyed crumbs to the party as some sort of peace offering.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  79. Beverley, Fredricksburg Va

    1. Go back to being a democrat instead of Karl Rove.
    2. Tell her supporters to back the nominee and be sincere about it.
    3. Apologize for all the latinos won't vote for a blacks, white people support me, the old people are too smart to be fooled by Obama and He can't win Bill! comments!
    4. Run for the Governor of New York!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  80. nancy from Cape Girardeau, MO

    That is up to her Jack, not you or me. I'm tired of people whining and complaining about what Hillary did or did not say.... or what Obama did or did not do... (this is just the other side throwing a negative spin). The fact is that this is a very close race, and remember it is all politics (they will all work it out in the end), and BOTH candidates are fighting for the democratic nomination. And when people come up to me and fuss about Hillary and she should step down... my reply has been.... "I rather be from a party that have two very strong candidates than from a party that has one weak candidate."

    May 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  81. Greg ...Cabot AR

    I think Hillary needs to continue campaigning with a new message:

    Her new plans to convince HER supporters to support the Democrat nominee rather than McCain if she is not on the national ticket...

    It is hard for me to believe that someone can support Clinton with her liberal views and then threaten to vote for more of the failed conservitive policies that she is opposed to.....makes me wonder what are these people thinking???

    May 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  82. T. G. from the virgin islands

    I think Hillary should quit while she is ahead. If she's lucky, she might be able to get back in the Senate.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  83. Robert from Texas

    She must have quite a bit of work to catch up on as Senator from New York state. If she doesn't have any, maybe New York only needs one Senator. (Same could also be said for Obama and McCain.)

    May 27, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  84. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    Hillary is as Hillary does; and never the twain shall meet. She fights too hard. She campaigns too hard. She succombs to hyperbole. Perhaps she is too bright, too forceful, too . . well, different . . for mainstream America. She can never represent huge groups of diverse people because of her personality and her husband's background, despite her good intentions and her political savvy. I love her dearly.

    I hope she remains in the Senate and continues fighting for the rights of people in New York, and for the power to the people of the USA.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  85. J.C. from Raleigh, NC

    Jack,
    Mrs. Clinton should stay in as long as she wants-the longer the better to vet her. If the party nod eventually goes to Obama, her most loyal supporters may have a better chance to judge her fitness for office the longer the race goes on. It seems every few weeks another crack develops in the Hillary facade. To date, she's displayed hysteria, divisiveness, inability to recall events accurately and a penchant for stepping on the world's memory of fallen American icons.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  86. Len of Colfax, Wisconsin

    My first choice would be to have her retire. In studying her candidacy, I have found too many problems with her and would hope she does not attempt anything higher up in authority at the national level than she has now. A second choice would be to continue as a senator. I would believe Sen. Kennedy’s comment about her capability. A third choice, that you mentioned, was the New York governorship. I could live with that choice since it doesn’t involve my state.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  87. Kandi

    Jack,
    With all the scuttle on her being treated "unfairly" by anyone shortsighted enough to support her in the first place, you can bet some back door politics is going on as we speak for her next "entitled appointment." With all the scandals and underhandedness and pandering this couple has done over the last several years – and to still be in it – I sadly realize she will never go away. So, having said that, I would suggest she quietly go back to the Senate and try to make a difference there – which she really could if she wants to, and if it were about "us" and not her. Will the real Hillary please stand up!
    Kandi, Earlham, IA

    May 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  88. Calvin Patterson

    WOW! Does this mean it's finally over? I think Sen. Clinton should save face (well as much as posible) and bow out gracefully. Support Obama and activly campaign for his cadidacy (even lending his campaign money). She should also leave Bill in Puerto Rico, he looked so happy there!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  89. Drew, Central FL

    Good question. She's almost expended all her political capital. People will be remembering this primary race for a long time. Her behavior will not be forgotten.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  90. Mary - California

    Jack- Hillary Clinton should return to her prior position as Senator of New York. It is unfortunate that she was not respected much, but seeing the other side, she should have been more cautious on her remarks while on the the "campaign trail". Having Bill Clinton helping her with his remarks did not help her in popularity.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  91. Shirley-Ohio

    Well Jack I was taught that if I did not have anything good to say then not say anything at all. So right now, I am not going to say anything at all.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  92. Emma, San Jose, CA

    She should return to the Senate if she wants to stay in politics. If Obama loses this election, he will win in 2012 against Hillary.

    If Hillary runs as an independent, the outcome is unpredictable, but with Obama, Barr, Clinton and McCain, there is some likelihood of Barr gouging into the McCain vote. Tell me, someone, how do you think Hillary could win the election as an Independent?

    May 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  93. John (Topock, AZ)

    Dear Santa,,

    It sure would be nice if sometime between now and Halloween Hillary and Bubba just went away (and stayed away).

    May 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  94. Robbie, Little Rock AR

    After June 3, Hillary should throw her support behind Barrack Obama and the Democratic Party to even include making appearnces with Barrack. She has lost face with some of the voters and even with members of her own party. Bill is behind a lot of her mess ups so he should stay out of the picture. Anyone that can stand before the media/public and say she is being disrespected should get somewhere and close his mouth and hide his face.

    If Hillary had stuck to the issues rather than always saying what "her opponent" is saying or doing, and attack John McSame and his Bush beliefs, she would be further ahead. If it was Obama wanting Florida/Michigan votes counted, they would be against it and it would be a done deal. This has gone on TOO LONG. Please let it be over after June 3.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  95. Michelle, Baltimore

    Hillary should go back to senate and pray that the citizens of New York reelect her.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  96. Bob L. Philadelphia, PA

    This one is easy, Jack. With the Republican Party split between McCain and Libertarian Bob Barr, Hillary should become an Independent (Populist) and run in the fall. An actual five-way fight with Ralph Nader in the Green Party, this general election would go from boring to very exciting.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  97. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    I moved to North Carolina two years ago, I was a New Yorker all my life and worked in Manhattan for twenty years. I think its OK now for Hillary to run for Governor of New York now that I am down here.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  98. AndyZ

    Although I am a staunch supporter of Senator Clinton at this point I have to say: It's fourth down and long. You should punt. (Unless they give you your Florida and Michigan delegates.)

    May 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  99. lynn,Al.

    To: Mike /Syracuse ,N.Y.....Amen Brother! You have the right idea!

    May 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  100. Rosalynd Florida

    She should keep her promise to campaign hard for Senator Obama over the summer and then who knows, maybe Obama will offer her a cabinet position (not VP). If not she can always return to the Senate and have the same type of success Senator Kennedy has had.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  101. Colleen- Charlotte, NC

    Jack: Much to your dismay-She should stay in to win. It doesn't matter if the Democrats take until Halloween to decide who the Democratic Nominee will be. McCain and the Republicans are going to loose in November and loose BIG. Americans are fed up with the war, the state of the economy,as well as rising healthcare and education costs.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  102. james hoffman, Prescott, MI

    Retire

    May 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  103. Sally, San Jose CA

    I see her as promoting women's rights around the world. That way she gets to travel, learn Spanish, begin a foundation in her name for a meaningful legacy, help people in need, meet with foreign politicians, speak at the U. N., provide a vehicle for her die-hard supporters, and - oh yes - save face.
    The sooner, the better. There's a world of women waiting...

    May 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  104. Patricia Mosburg

    She should retire and be a consultant for some democrat without all the baggage she carries with her.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  105. Jerry Roselle, Illinois

    She should put on those magical Red Shoes and follow
    The Yellow Brick Road back to Kansas , Arkansas. Illinois
    or where ever she says she's from.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  106. Dora

    She should stay in the race until Obama drops out since he can't win it without super-delegates.

    May 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  107. Job

    What do you mean Jack by "do next"? its obvious..go home and get some sleep.

    Job from Kansas city

    May 27, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  108. Ethan

    She should try out for the NFL as a kicker. . . She has shown a lot of skill in moving goalposts.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  109. robert romhanyi

    Hi, Jack. With the clock ticking away, she should take the ball and punt.
    Bob Romhanyi, Oshawa, ON, Canada

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  110. cindy barba

    I believe that Hillary Clinton should fight all the way. The media has been extremely unfair to her. They have chosen the golden boy Obama and are still infatuated with him. Hillary is the most qualified candidate.
    If Obama doesn't know that there are 50 states not 57 in the US than how can he tackle world problems. There's too may issues with Obama
    I will not vote for him and neither will many of our friends
    We will go with McCain. At least he's steady.
    Hillary would make a great governor of New York or any state
    and would be the best President

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  111. Carlos Baralt

    Retire in Georgia

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  112. sick of clinton

    Go back to NY

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  113. JAK

    Bury the hatchet with Al Gore and form a party based on whining about being denied elections rightfully theirs.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  114. Debby

    She should campaign for John McCain if Obama doesn't offer her the VP spot.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  115. Ray Kinserlow

    I like the idea of Hillary running for Governor of New York, a traditional stepping stone to the Presidency. We need someone with integrity in that office after the Spitzer fiasco. As a supporter of Obama, I could not vote for her this time around, but that does not mean I will never vote for her. I wish Ms. Clinton all the best and a prosperous political career which has only begun for her.

    Ray Kinserlow
    Lubbock, Texas

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  116. Dj

    Apologize!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  117. David in SouthFL

    As a registered Democrat and Hillary supporter, I think she should stay in the race until the all primaries are done. Then she could suspend her campaign. However, my vote in the general will be going to McCain. She can work as hard as she wants to try and "support" Obama but that won't change my mind come November.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  118. sherrI FRILEY

    Bloomington, IN

    Hillary and Bill should pay off their campaign debts, then retire to West Virginia where they can hire some hard working white people to carve their likeness into the side of a coal mine.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  119. Blake from Philly

    Jack,

    Whether she bows out or proceeds, she should do so gracefully. Above all she needs to drop this 'sexism' arguement and quit whining about unfair treatment. It's childish and we would have never heard it from the likes of Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher or Indira Ghandi.

    Blake

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  120. Realistic

    Get herself ready for 2012 of course. The last three months of this campaign has been nothing more than an attempt to kneecap Barack so that she can run again in four years.

    She can also go back to being a Director of Wal-Mart, or join Chelsea in working for hedge funds to benefit the rich.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  121. Tymmye Li

    Leave and go back to being Senator. She has really pissed me off by her spiteful and manipulative campaign moves. Her and Bill need to look in the mirror and ask themselves, Why?

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  122. suki

    Jack

    At this point the best thing for Clinton is to gracefully bow out and in the most eloquent speech she has ever given throw her support to Obama – she nad her husband are disgracing themselves as they continue to blame everyone else for her terribly mismanaged campaign

    She always felt she was entitled to the nomination no matter who else was running or what the American people wanted – she has had gaffe after gaffe ( and that is being kind) for which she has tried to blame others but never apologizing

    If Mrs Clinton wants to salvage her future she must end this humiliation now

    By the way, I am a Florida Democratic voter who knew walking into the voting booth that my delgates would not be seated – those we the rules dictated by the Republican legislature in my state – and I don't feel disenfranchised

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  123. Jamie Katz

    Jack - I object to this question. Firstly, Hillary should stay in the Race through the convention. Obama supporters and the Press keep neglecting to mention that this will be a Brokeraged Nomination no matter who wins. The race is basically 50/50 with ALL momentum in Hillary's favor. The people want Hillary.

    Secondly, after the way the Party has treated President and Senator Clinton if I were them I would entertain the idea of running as an Independent if she is denied the Nomination. Her Solutions are the best offered by any of the candodates and she would defeat both Obama and McCain in the Fall hands down.

    So what should Hillary do next? She should become the next President of the United States!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  124. Karen from Portland, Maine

    I sincerely hope Hilary takes a break and rethinks her entitled attitude to the presidency. She has been nothing but condescending and belittling to new ideas all in the name of the country. Why she still can't see that the primary race is over and start building the national support for Obama is beyond most of us. Get with the program and get on board with defeating McCain!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  125. Mike - Flint, MI

    Continue to push forward. There is a reason 200 Superdelegates haven't decided yet... Cause they dont want to support Obama!! Hillary is an amazing candidate, and there is no denying that!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  126. Monica

    long walk..short pier comes to mind

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  127. Rhea Lawrence, Michigan

    Jack,
    What Senator Clinton should do next is to seriously look for a public relations firm to clean up her tarnished image that has resulted from her tragic presidential run. If she wants I will be more than happy to provide her with a short list of good New York public relations firms. That is the only short list she should be thinking about right now.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  128. Pat Cline

    I am a registered republican so I am not a typical Clinton supporter. Although, I believe she has been mistreated by the press and the Obama supporters and I fully agree with the recent statements that Pres. Bill Clinton made in regards to her campaign. I think the super delegates need to put their ears to the pavement and rethink their support for Obama. They need to listen to what the runblings really are in their party.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  129. Suzelle Desances

    Hillary should take a chill pill – go back to the Chappaqua mansion and relax! watch our Prez Barrack Obama taking care of business!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  130. Common Sense

    Senator Clinton should catch the next train back home to New York....no Chicago.....I'm sorry Pennsylvania.....I meant Arkansas.....or where ever she calls home these days.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  131. fred

    she needs to get out but all know she wount,

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  132. KK

    Jack:

    She should make an informed, thoughtful decision about her career based on the relevant facts. She's a smart cookie and I wish her my personal best and although I am a staunch supporter of Obama, I think she has a ton of moxy and can do a great deal for NY and women's rights across the board.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  133. Barb Fuhrmeister from New York

    She should take a refresher Ethics course. It seems she has forgotten all she ever knew on the topic.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  134. Kelli from Maryland

    Hillary Clinton is on a rollercoaster with no cushion going downhill. She needs to wake up, smell the coffee and accept the fact that she will not be the Democratic nominee. She is a sore loser in politics, but I think she may have a career in the fashion designing of pants suits.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  135. NJ Boricua

    I don't think she would be a good Vice President because she would'nt be a silent partner. With the damage that Bush has done around the world I think we need a very strong Secretary of State to fix those broken bridges and mend a lot hurt feelings out there in the world and I believe she would make a perfect fit as Secretary of State.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  136. Don

    Hillary should spend all of her time convincing her loyal supporters
    especially the women who are stupidly and blindly organizing to vote for Mcain instead of Obama because they feel there WOMAN has been mistreated,will be a very stupid move,and that they would now be directly responsible for every soldier killed or injured in Iraq because they voted Mcain like spoiled litle children in protest.
    This may be a good thing for Hillary in 2012 but it would be at the cost of those womens sons and daughters OVER THE NEXT 4 YEARS..
    It's up to Hillary to straighten out her flock.

    DON
    HUNTSVILLE

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  137. charlotte of Missouri

    The Clintons (can’t have one without the other!) should take a long vacation in some other country so they drop out of the news for a while. She has shown her agenda to be all about her and he has sullied the position of former president. They can come back in time to campaign vigorously for Obama only when they agree to play nice.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  138. Doris,Memphis,TN

    Hillary should call Aretha Franklin and tell her she has lost all of
    her r.e.s.p.e.c.t.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  139. Jose Gonzalez

    Jack-
    Perhaps Hillary should take after President Bush and take some time off to do some fundraising for the party. What else should our elected officials be doing in a time of economic instability. Even better maybe she can push into legeslation a bill that doesn't allow the President of the United States to take time for such fundraising until their is a solution to this war, we can't wait any longer. Just because the President stuffs our mailboxes with cash doesnt mean he gets to slack off of his duties. Hillary can do the same and continue to do her work in the Senate and hopefully seeing the bigger picture, will be just as effective. Obama can do the same to, this race isnt over yet!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  140. pam lancaster in Dalton ,Ga

    The first thing Hillary should do is APOLOGIZE--first to Obama ,then to the Kennedy's and then to the rest of us. Her comments last Friday were beyond insensative -actually they were insane .
    Secondly she should stop the continuous "Blame -game ". Blaming the Obama campaign for fanning the flames of her own incendiary comments ,blaming the media for sexism and then blaming everyone else that does not support her .
    I feel she has the right to let every state have its vote and then she needs to gracefully congratulate Obama for a brilliant and fair campaign. After all that I honestly could care less what she does .

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  141. Cynthia

    Let the Rules and Bylaws Committee seat the MI & FL delegates, accept the Rule Committee's decision, complete the other primaries and accept the results of the election. Go back to the Senate or become Governor of New York which I think will be better for the American public after some of the things that she has said and possibly done in this election.

    The Democratic Party can't take much more of the divide that she has created without breaking.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  142. Adam Smith

    For those who insist she should stay in the race until Michigan and Florida are decided PLEASE keep in mind one monumental point, Barack wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan. So why are we seating her ANY votes when in fact accurate distribution of partisanship is impossible! (and I'm from Michigan)

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  143. Khandie Johnson

    She should be put in charge of universal health care for everybody. President Obama can make a special cabnet for her to ensure that everyone gets the health care needed. She can oversee that.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  144. Robbie

    she and her family should move to Canada...good riddance

    May 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  145. Kay

    Jack,

    Hillary should be Barack's VP candidate, if he is too arrogant to choose her as I'm sure he is, she should run as an independent and take all of her supporters with her. Obama wouldn't have a prayer!

    from New Jersey

    May 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  146. Mike in FL

    There is no hope of Hillary backing down before the FL and MI issue is resolved and her indebted campaign can recoup some cash. After that, her primary duty is to campaign heavily for Obama throughout the summer and fall to unite the democratic party. If she does this, maybe she will get offered an administration position – if not VP then possibly a cabinet post.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  147. Kenia in Florida

    Welcome back Jack!

    She should decide if she's a fighter or a complainer for this last week of campaigning. Claiming the status of a fighter for months, then complaining about unfair treatment from the media now that defeat is inevitable is really disgraceful. She should take the advice her husband gave to Obama, "this is a contact sport, if you don't want to get hit don't put on the uniform." Remember that Jack?

    May 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  148. Democrat in LA

    Hillary should tout herself, attack John McCain, and relax her rhetoric toward Obama, the DNC, and the voters of Florida and Michigan between now the end of the primary season next week. Next week, after the superdelegates have coalesced around Obama and provided him his 1026+ to clinch the nomination, Hillary needs to concede the nomination and get on the DNC train to Denver. She needs shut her mouth, let the DNC handle Michigan and Florida, and spend her time and energy promoting the Obama nomination and uniting the party until Denver. After the party has mended its internal fences at the convention, Obama and his chosen running should mount an historic campaign against John McCain with the support of HIllary and all of her surrogates and voters so that this election will be a slam dunk for the White House and Congress. Now that's a happy ending.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  149. Jason

    There is no need to worry about Hillary Clinton's future. She will do what ever she wants, other then be president or vice president for the next 8 years. Even though she is not winning the popular vote (no matter how much she spins it) it is very close. Around 17 million have voted for her: thats a lot of friends and a lot of political clout. Even though i am less then impressed with her campaign tone\style,I am happy she is on the Dems side. I am sure whatever she decides she will attack with as much vigor and dedication (but hopefully a little less negativity) as she has this campaign.

    Jason B
    Toronto, Ontario

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  150. nylife

    After her RFK remark does anyone of you still think New Yorkers will welcome her? I dont know...I wont

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  151. Chris Herron

    Step aside.....to be the vice presidential nominee on a democratic dream ticket in November. This might be not be what she wants, but it is what will serve this country the absolute best and I believe that is what is intended by both Senators Obama and Senator Clinton.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  152. Charlene

    Prepare to be the first woman president of this great country!
    Popular vote or superdelegates decide in this wonderful country? What a shame if it's the latter. The Democratic party will not win if she is not the nominee – wanna bet?
    She must go on !!!!

    Miami, Florida

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  153. Fran Jaros

    If the media including this channel did not favor Obama so much to win,she would have not been in this predicament. She definitely is the
    better candidate to beat McCain. He could of at least got rid of his
    middle name and not disgraced us with it after all this country is going through.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  154. Bill

    She should go through the primaries in Puerto Rico, then if the superdelegates give it to Obama, concede and work for him. It seems pretty clear that Obama will not be able to beat McCain, which has been her (correct) argument all along. When she is proven right, she should work to help heal the party, change the primary/caucus system so it doesn't give such skewed results, and then run again in 2012 against McCain.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  155. Erik Andersen

    I thnk she should stay in the race until 2032.... in 2032 she still haven't realized she lost "back in 2008"....

    Maybe her mind is playing her, or is it a reaction to the sniperfire she encountered...

    American has a lot of changes to do, wonder what the money spend in Iraq could do for the american people

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  156. Lloyd

    What if Mrs. Clinton, split from the Democratic Party and took on Obama and McCain! Can she do that?

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  157. Michele

    First she should drop out of this race and second she should take some time to reevaluate her life. As for any type of nationwide office, I personally would never vote for her for anything because of the way she handled herself during this primary race. Disgraceful!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  158. Krishna

    After next week's primary, she should go back and help strengthen the Democratic party. This very long primary season has some what weakened the Democratic party and Obama has some serious work to do before the Geneal election in the key states of PA, OH, etc. The last thing we want is another Bush term.

    We already started hearing from Bill Clinton about the possibility of Obama – Clinton ticket. Have to see if this will satisfy Hillary Clinton's political aspirations.

    My take is she should go back to the senate and play a key role in making some key reforms and may be run for the White House in about 8 years.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  159. A Latte Lover, Seattle, WA

    After last Friday's RFK comment, I'm not sure. Maybe she could run to be Queen of WV, KY, and PR.

    Seriously though, if she wants to save face, she should back Senator Obama and campaign for him.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  160. Craig Goodell

    Hillary is one of the most arogant politicans I have ever seen...She is not for the party, she is for Hillary. She and Hubby should just disappear.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  161. Kitty

    Hillary Clinton should try to show as much class as her opponent, Barack Obama, exudes!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  162. Vineice, Maryland

    Hello Jack – I think Hillary should make her exit speech and go home and get some rest, then she should support OBAMA!!! Maybe go back to the senate...

    OBAMA 08

    May 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  163. Lex in NC

    Who gives a rat's patootie what the Clintons (plural) do??? Ms. Clinton entered the fray on her own volition (naively, though it was). Let her wrestle with the rest of her life like most human beings have to do. Jeez!!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  164. Uncle Sam

    A year ago, I wanted Hillary to be the next president, partly because I have 2 little girls.

    A couple months ago, I wanted Hillary to be VP.

    Now I just want Hillary (and Bill) to be a bad memory.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  165. Virginia Durham, N.C.

    Senator Clinton should retire after the last few states vote. Everyone does needs to be heard from. I do think that Senator Clinton and her husband have loose alot of support from good Americians.She should go back to the Senate and work harder for the Americian people so we can afford to keep our homes, better health care and educate our kids. Help to end an unjustice war.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  166. bakersfield

    exactly what she is doing

    May 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  167. NG IN Canada

    Looking at all this from a distance it seems like for some reason the media has been very critical and sometimes downright unfair towards Hillary . This might be due to the fact that she has more of a political history , if you may, than her opponent . She is a woman of great courage, intelligence and she has all the right to fight it to the end ( i hope she wins) and it's not like her rival campaign has effectively been able to prove their victory anyways( for all their hype and sarcasm )

    May 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  168. Anton

    Main reason I'm voting for McCain is simply that the Obama supporters are filled with so much hatred for Hillary that I personally don't care if we spend the next 100 years in Iraq, or that Roe vs Wade could be turned over. The "hateful" Obama supporters deserve it all.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  169. Greg C.

    Starting June 4, she should take a week off to decompress from the primaries and the win-at-any-cost mentality that she and her confidants have adopted. She must come to accept that she lost this nomination and that her enthusiastic and unconditional support for Sen. Obama is necessary for the Democratic Party to win in November.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  170. Damon in New Jersey

    She should stop by that bar in Indiana and have another shot. After the fight she put up and providing the most compelling election most of us have ever seen...she deserves it!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  171. phyllis

    jack,
    hilary should explain why anyone, who has had to loan their campagin twenty million from personal funds because close to half a billion dollars in their campaign fund chest were so poorly managed and now gone, should run for any elected office again.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  172. Ryan

    She's come too far to give up now. I like her perserverance and that's coming from a Republican. Go McCain!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  173. D of DC

    She should bow out asap to salvage any remaining dignity, and throw full support to Obama. That would minimize further embarrassment to the feminist movement and may benefit her political career.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  174. John, Alabama

    Jack,
    Hillary is a fighter. She can fight on as the vice presidential nominee, or she can fight for Obama for the benefit of the party and the country. If she continues to fight for the nomination, she will have no political future at all.

    John
    Alabama

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  175. Jen, Iowa

    My gut tells me she will do a "Joe Lieberman" an run as an independent! Mark my word!

    Jen

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  176. Damon of Maryland

    Gracefully bow out while she still can savage her namesake. New Yorker's will remind her come election time for her seat if she causes the party to be damaged beyond repair. The Clinton dynasty will die nasty!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  177. Ray

    Vote for McCain in November. I think thats what most of her supporters will be doing. Ray from Jersey City, New Jersey

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  178. marlene tauber

    She should bow out now and try to save anything that may be left of her political career. Her remark on Friday delivered the fatal blow to her campaign and possibly her career. As a New Yorker I would be hard pressed to vote for her for Senator again. I have been disappointed with her as a Senator, in the passage of the bankruptcy bill and her vote on Iraq. We need to unite behind Obama and take back the White House in November after our 8 year national nightmare. He is our greatest hope.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  179. Jeanna, Ardmore, Pa

    Maybe Hillary Clinton isn't staying in it for her, but for the next female who will run for President someday. She will be an example. She finished the race and didn't drop out before it was over. That is perseverance. People continue to say that she should drop out claiming she is losing by big margins and nobody has voted for her. Millions upon millions of people have voted for her. Anything can happen at anytime in this race. The fact that Mr. Barack Obama has won as many votes as he has is the scary part. The fact that he has raised several million dollars from millions of donors is scary. Why doesn't anyone question the donors? He won't win.
    Hillary should stay in the race until there is a nominee. She should leave the senate and the democratic party. She should work in the private sector to make improvements on the US Healthcare system.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  180. Carol

    She should run as an Independent in the election, and she will win.
    Go Hillary!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  181. ERIC AND MILI

    Please stop saying that she won't be the nominated becacause my family and i we are going for Mr. Mccain... So help us God if Obama stay....

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  182. Nicholas

    She's gone this far so she should go till next week and see how the Delegates stack up, then if its finally over throw her support behind Obama – it's too bad because I realy dont think America will vote for Barrack. McBush will probably be the next Prez.

    America is more racist than sexist and Hillary had a much better chance with her widespread support among middle Americans than Barrack – Barrack is another John Kerry – he's good but the bible belt wont send him to the White House. She will still be young enough for 2012 when America realizes they made another mistake.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  183. Jerry Eiserman

    Send Ted Kenndy a get well card and invite Al Gore to lunch to chat about what might have been.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  184. Democratic92101

    Barack Obama can't beat John McCain in the general election – so he needs to do what is right and step down for the country. Every single poll out there shows Hillary Clinton with a huge margin over McCain. Grow up, people.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  185. James Scott

    Quit now, do not pass go and do not collect 200.00 – before she and her husband destroy the last vestige of their moral stature and hope really hard that people have a short memory.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  186. doug pape

    Get out now, Hillary. Terry McAuliffe says that the 2000 election was stolen by the Republicans (OK he really spits it). He will say Obama stole the nomination from you. Dems will loose if that happens. Don't give Terry that opportunity

    Richmond Hill, ON

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  187. Bill Walmsley - Fort Wayne Indiana

    Hillary should say to heck with the Democrats and announce that she is running as an independant. Maybe Lou Dobbs could throw his support behind her.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  188. Ryan, New York, NY

    We'd prefer that she not return to New York, either, and she definitely shouldn't run for the Governorship.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  189. Mike

    Also and the notion that she is more electable then Barack Obama is foolish. If that man is not voted into office, I will not be sure what to make of the United States anymore

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  190. Quinn - Houston, Texas

    After losing the nomination, Hillary should work hard to convince her supporters that Barack Obama is a much better choice than John McCain for Democrats. If her supporters really believe in what she is fighting for, then there is no other choice. If Hillary opts to fan the flames of resentment towards Obama for winning within the rules she will not only lose future political contests, but she will be remembered for hurting the cause of women with her baseless claims of sexism.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  191. Veronica from Central Florida

    Hillary should go back to being a Senator and stop being a sore looser!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  192. Paul C

    She should "suspend disbelief" and continue her efforts to get the nomination. After all, she is a Clinton and she "deserves" the nomination because she has been "vetted."

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  193. Don

    Leave the country, and take Bill with her!

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  194. Nancy, Tennessee

    The news media is determined that Hillary is done in this Democratic primary. If she decides to pull out of the race, I'm sure she doesn't need Ted Kennedy to tell her what she should do next. After all, Ted all but ruined his political career once. He didn't get as much negative press from a terrible scandal as Hillary has gotten and all she is doing is running for public office which is her right as a natural born citizen. I hope she stays in until the convention in August. That should keep everyone talking for a while longer.

    May 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  195. Diagne Moore

    Quit and be Nice.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  196. Tom B

    Her and Bill want to win so desperately, that I would not be at all surprised to see her run as an Independent this year.

    Has anyone asked her if she had the Kennedy's on her mind in March when she was talking to Time magazine?

    She's pathetic!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  197. MARY

    What should Hillary do??? Retire and take Billy with her.. What has NY done to anyone that they wish her on us for Governor? Run in Arkansas for goodness sake and the sake of New York State!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  198. Micheal Grimes

    I think Clinton should run with Obama as the VP because the two together would create strong Presidential Ticket for the Democratic Party, and they will both give McCain and his VP a run for their money.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  199. Eli of Stockbridge

    Sen. Clinton should come to grips that not everyone wins this event. Only one person comes out on top and that is by delegate count. To keep dribbling otherwise is showing her weakness of Bill Clinton pulling her strings, and he is pulling. Gov. of Arkansas sounds good for the moment. That would make history!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  200. frankie

    First he needs to quite, then she needs a nice long vacation.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  201. Joan of Maine

    Run as an Independent. She owes Obama and the "new" democratic party nothing.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  202. ghracia berry

    she should continue her way to the white house. hillary clinton is the only person capable of clearing up the mess this country is in and she has the votes to win.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  203. Tamara

    What should Clinton do next?

    Gosh Jack, maybe she should just continue to campaign until the FINISH of the democratic primary .... until there is an actual demoratic nominee? What a novel idea!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  204. Dianne M

    Hillary should stay in the game. Obama wont win in November anyway if she is not the nominee. I'm switching to republican if he does.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  205. Sharon in VA

    Jack,
    Hillary deserves a nice long and quiet vacation out of the spotlight with Bill, Chealsea and the rest of her clan. A year or two would be nice. Rest of her life would be great !

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  206. Tommy

    Hello, Chill folks the race isnt over, how much ever u wish it away -

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  207. Zy

    Start using her blistering verbiage against McCain and rally around Obama to rescue her credibility.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  208. John from NJ

    Run on the floor at the convention or run as an Independent

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  209. Kista Tucker

    Hillary Clinton should continue her candidacy through the convention. She stands a good chance of being the democratic nominee. Our country really needs her at the helm. If she is not nominated as the democratic nominee, she should run as an independent. I most certainly will NOT vote for obama. In any case, if she isn't the nominee, I will change my voter registration from democrat to independent and write her name in.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  210. Lisa

    Hillary and Bill show go off into the sunset and live in Kentucky -where Bill said that there was no place he would rather be.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  211. Jamey from KY

    Agree to jump a shark on water skis in South Florida to help pay for campaign debts.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  212. Gary D.

    I think Hillary should drop the democratic race, and run independent. She'll definitely have a good chance, pulling the women's vote, and much of the working class, and i would bet that she could still carry those swing states.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  213. Corry Johnson

    She should now resign from the Senate and do some soul searching and ask Who is the real Hilary?

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  214. Chris In California

    What should Hillary Clinton do next? First, she needs to finish running the race, taking it to the Convention, if needed. Pledged delegates and superdelegates who regret their original votes can change their votes right on the Convention floor if they so choose. It is the primary responsibility of superdelegates to ensure the winning back of the White House for the Democrats and MORE DEMOCRATS in this country have voted for Hillary Clinton than have voted for Barack Obama. It is also the responsibility of superdelegates to ensure that they put a candidate with the greater experience, the larger knowledge base when it comes to the economy and foreign relations, and the candidate that was able to carry the Democratic base and the critical swing states in this election thus far.

    That candidate is Hillary Clinton.

    Chris In California

    May 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  215. Mike

    To Fran Jaros;

    I don't follow your argument. A year before the primaries started, everyone, including the media, had favored Hillary to win! After she won New Hampshire, she was still favored to win, than came those 11 straight Obama victories back in March, and slowly the air began leaking from the Clinton balloon. Don't give the media credit for Obama's winning. You seem to be saying Obama's winning has nothing to do with his superior campaign strategy and message, but everything to with media hype. REMEMBER! One year ago, everyone thought Clinton would win this thing. But now ineffective planning and the Clinton's propensity to shoot themselves in the foot are the causative factors that will see Hillary return to her senate seat (which isn't a bad job by the way).

    To you folks who want to believe Obama can't win over McCain, remember you once thought he couldn't beat Hillary.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  216. Eric, Minneapolis, MN

    Leave the race, then move in to the White House a few days early, just like George Costanza did once for a job. She'll then be "ensconsed" in the Presidency regardless of the election outcome

    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  217. Purnell

    Clinton should go back and learn how whining and belly aching looks Un-Presidential and that being the nasty candidate also does not look Presidential!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  218. John, California

    She's welcome to stay in the race but she needs to get rid of her enormous campaign debt.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  219. Dem in CA

    She should apologize to the Obama family and the nation for citing possible assassination of her opponent as a valid reason to stay in the primary race, then she should seek serious anger management therapy. I still can't believe she said what she did and has not been required to withdraw by every citizen. What has this country become?

    May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  220. Simon

    Go back to AK....er.....IL......er......PA....I forget where she is from now....pray not New York

    May 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  221. DeleOyibo

    For those who politics runs in their blood; quiting the game is the least considered option no matter the situation. Hillary needs to align with Obama camp as soon as possible. but the truth is that Obama needs Clinton now than she needing him.If things works out fine with the Democrats as expected;Clinton could be considered as the Secretary of State in Obama led Administration.To meit is more honuorable and dignify for the former first lady who has proved to be a strong force to be recon with in American Politics irrespective of her losing the Democrats nominee to Obama.
    Deleoyibo,Houston TX.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  222. Anon

    win.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  223. Bob S Philadelphia,PA

    Jack,
    She needs to keep up the good fight, all she has to do is hang in there and let Obama self destruct and he will

    May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  224. Betty - Maryland

    I agree with Ann! Hillary you go GIRL! Some of you say Hillary says this and that – gee I always hear her say we will come together and will work together for the good of the party! I never hear Obama say that – he only talks about me, myself and I (about himself)! We certainly don't need someone like that – we need Hillary!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  225. Teri

    Jack – Welcome back! We missed you.

    I hope she stays in it all the way to the convention. Obama has never swayed me, not one bit. Hillary needs to keep up the fight for Florida and Michigan.

    I will say this - it's sad that all of Obama's supporters love to attack her and anyone who says anything decent about her. They twist her words around to suit him. This will come and bite you all in the rear. I can promise you the majority of Hillary's voters will not go to Obama without divine intervention. He won't be elected as President and then we'll have another 4 years of McBush.

    God help us all.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  226. RKR, Lynchburg

    Call McCain and see if he wants you on his ticket. Chances are much better than with Obama.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  227. TC

    Hillary should stay the course. The current polls all show her to be the stronger candidate, by far. SHE beat McCain nearly everywhere. Obama beats McCain only where it doesn't matter (to winning in November).

    Hillary should let the Democrats continue to shoot themselves in the foot (again). She can run in 2012. If the Dem's lose in the fall, voters will blame Dean, Kerry, Kennedy, Carter, Pelosi (and others) and the Cliinton's will regain their power. Without the Clinton's, Democrats just don't seem to have the ability to win.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  228. Mark

    I think she'd make a terrifiic vice-president

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  229. No Hillary

    1) She can write a book. I bet it is going to be a top seller. Many people would love to know about some of the decisions she made in the Primary

    2) She could fight for a Health related top position at Obama's Administration. She seems to be very pationate about health related issues. I am sure Obama will be willing to work with her on this.

    3) She mentioned several times that the rules of the democratic Primary should change. She can work on this.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  230. Hans from Franz

    It's obvious that Hillary wants to ruin any chance the democrats have of winning the White House...so it only makes sense that she would run as an independent.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  231. Alex in NC

    It's simple pack it up.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  232. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    She should run for governor of New York and then run for president again in 2012 after Obama, should he miraculously win the general election, fails miserably in implementing his "change" or after McCain (much more likely over Obama) wins the general election and shows what a Bush-dud he is.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  233. jl waldron

    Bail. For the sake of her dignity, her party and her country. Please.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  234. Lucy in Chicago, Illinois

    Give the American people a break. Take her husband, daughter and conspiracy theories back to New York.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  235. C Spurgeon

    I don't much care anymore what any of you do. That goes for you, Obama, Clinton, McCain and all of your so called bloggers. As usual the media is deciding the race and I am just tucked in worrying about my family and those that I care about. Don't much care about the rest of you. You all worry about yourselves.

    Maybe instead of worrying about what Clinton should do next you should find out why the taxpayer is funding Air Force One trips to pheonix for private fundraising parties for McCain.

    Oh well..whatever....

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  236. chrissy mcdaniel

    I think Hilary should become Vice President if she does not win the nominee for President.Her and Barack would work great together.But Hilary needs to leave Bill out of her work.I am Chrissy Mcdaniel and I am from Greenbelt, Md.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  237. Laura

    Let us pray that a miracle happens and the Florida and Michigan votes are counted! Although I am a McCain supporter, I would gladly take Ms. Clinton over Obama any day.

    I didn't realize that a media endorsement, no real senatorial achievements, and "dazzling" speeches that have no real meaning to them were qualifications for the presidency.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  238. Marilyn California

    Know that she is respected for putting up a good fight for the nomination. Now utilize all her energy into helping the Democratic nominee win the Presidency.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  239. Jason

    Lobbyist... she's burned too many bridges in my opinion and will look foolish when she loses her Senate seat. Her only salvation is "private practice".

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  240. MoeL

    What should Hillary Clinton do next? It is my opinion that she should stay in this race to the very end and not bow to a handful of chosen delegates to tell her what to do and how to do it....these delegates should not exist anyway as they are taking the nomination process out of the hands of American citizens. I, also, think that if Hillary does not get the nomination then she should run as an Independent. I really think she has a chance of becoming President through the popular vote and the Electoral College.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  241. Tired from Georgia

    Sen. Clinton should do her best to rectify all the damage that she has done to the Democratic Party. Also, she and her husband should take responsibility for her losing the nomination and not blame everybody and their brothers.

    To all of the Clinton's supporters they need to grow up and be members of the Democratic Party wholeheartedly, or be prepared to suffer for 4 more years. If they are counting on Sen. Clinton being the president in 2012, it will not happen because the Democratics will remember how she destroyed the party in 2008.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  242. CAM, Miami

    As my husband said, there are 3 parties in America, (1) DNC, (2) Replublican (3) Clintons. Maybe she should quit and form their own party because somewhere along the line they think they own the DNC. She should quit and try to run for the governor in Arkansas and in the process continue to groom Chelsea because for sure she will be in politics running for the Clinton National Party.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  243. Lizzy- Houston

    Hillary should fight for FL and MI then campaign for Obama and watch him loose to McCain. The dems will pick up seats in the House and Senate and will have a solid majority in 2012. McCain won't make any headway with Iraq and the economy will improve...which will lead to Hillary's win in 2012.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  244. Yvenst, Miami FL

    She needs to acknowlegde defeat and stop trying to strongarm her way into the white house

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  245. PAT

    If she (and her husband) would just swallow their pride and ambition, and join the party in supporting, him, maybe Obama would have a spot for her in his cabinet. But there is no way he should offer her the VP job! The white house would have "too many cooks in the kitchen".

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  246. Peter E, Boulder, CO

    It's not what she should do to give votes to Obama, it's what Obama needs to do to gain Hillary supporters. He needs to tell his own base to stop insulting Hillary backers, calling them 'idiots' and 'racist' and instead welcome them into the party rather than pushing them away. If he can't tell his own supporters to stop alienating half of the democratic voters, they will leave and vote for McCain instead. To all those Obama backers who keep attacking Hillary's supporters I say: you are NOT helping your own candidate win the general election! Cool it!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  247. Mark-NYC

    She should move to Tibet and live out her days with the monks who took a vow of silence

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  248. Daniel Orlando, Florida

    I think that Senator Clinton should bow out gracefully before people begin to see her as a sore loser. She could go down as one of the greatest Senators in the history of the US or one of the sorest losers in Presidential Primary History...She should take a note from Senator Kennedy's book.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  249. Paul Skain

    Secretary General of the United Nations. The UN needs some teeth, and it needs a leader that is extremely perseverant. I don't think there is a person on this planet that is more perserverant than Hillary Clinton. Besides, she would without a doubt be one of the most knowledgeable persons if not the most experienced person in matters of government management and political issues. And why not let an American run the UN directly for a change? Perhaps afterall an American should be given the chance. Every other country has been up to bat once before.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  250. Casey, Florida

    Hillary should be vice-president. If she's not on the ticket, I won't vote for Barak but will vote for a 3rd party candidate or not vote at all.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  251. Scott

    Neither Obama nor McCain is going to be able to wave a magic wand and fix the economy or the war overnight. So Senator Clinton should do what she is doing: Keep fighting to the convention to get the federal funds to pay off her campaign debt, bow out, watch the economy continue to falter, wait for 2012, and introduce her new campaign slogan: "I told you so."

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  252. Shane

    Pack it in....and pack it up. She not only should get out of the race, she should get out of New York. She only created an address here to run for the senate – which she hoped would eventually get her into the whitehouse. She is not going to get into the whitehouse! Not this year, not next year, never!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  253. Bill-ery

    She should stop trying to destroy the democratic party. Does she really think that if somehow she swindles away the nomination Obama supporters would back her now? Bow out gracefully, campaign for Obama, and hope for either a VP spot or a spot in president Obama's administration.

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  254. richard from moorpark CA.

    “Pete from Boston May 27th, 2008 2:22 pm ET
    Jack,
    Hillary needs to win the nomination. She should do the following:
    1. Win Puerto Rico by 35% or more — big popular vote buildup in her total.
    2. File legal brief in support of the Florida voter suit to have delegates seated.
    3. Continue her appeal to superdelegates, but up the ante by
    4. Callingl on Obama to withdraw from campaign for good of party (he cannot win).”

    -------------
    Oh wait, I think that is for her to win American Idol!

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  255. Mike from MA

    Jeanna, Ardmore, Pa: "The fact that he has raised several million dollars from millions of donors is scary. Why doesn’t anyone question the donors? He won’t win."

    I am one of the millions of donors you speak of and who has an automatic monthly payroll payment to Sen Obama campaign since Nov 07 – you have a question for me?

    Hint: other than my church – best investment i can think of...

    May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  256. James

    It is believed that Senator Hillary Clinton should file for President under a different Political Party. The Dems , Liberterians, G.O.P. all SUCK !
    Start a "New Reality Party", Sure Why Not?

    May 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  257. MO.H

    Hillary wants to be on the ticket and will not be surprised if Mcaine offers her the VP, she had been campaigning on his behalf all this time she will do anything to destrpy the party.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  258. mar

    Obama needs to step down due to his ignorance. Maybe he can be president for those 7 extra states he seems to think we have.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  259. Mary Creech

    Hillary needs to get over this ego trip she's on, go back to the senate, and make amends. She can do more good there supporting the needed changes that are going to have to happen, than she can by further siding with McCain against Obama.
    We don't need a Washington insider for president, and we don't need her kitchen sink campaign tearing up the party.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  260. Chris Porter (Oklahoma City, OK)

    She should set her sights on something like Governor of NY or just stay in the Senate, sorry the truth hurts, but it's over for her, half of America realizes she's a liar now.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  261. Thom

    Pete from Boston had it correct....except for some spelling errors......

    Neither one of them will have the 2026 delegates when this is over........ the remaining super delagates will decide this, and they can also still change from one candidate to another. They really need to look at a map and decide who can REALLY win this. If Florida hadn't messed up again, it would be Hillary in the drivers seat right now. That should mean something to the super delegates too. He's running on CHANGE, and we all know that's not what will happen in the end in Washington. Hillary has five times of experrience in dealing with the 3 major issues at hand. Her husband left with a balance budget people and she has MUCH BETTER people around her. This is a NO BRAINER....... this is one time when we need to use ours heads and NOT our hearts.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  262. The Truth

    Its a lot of emotional clinton suppoerters in here. Do you ladies and some shifty men, deal in logic? I think not. You are to consumed with emotion that HRC will not win that you are going to vote against your interest. Go ahead and vote for Mccain. He won't win anyway and if he does, fine. I will be fine under a Mccain presidency. I make money and am not poor and ignorant like all the low class whites that support Hillary. When I have children, which will be some time from now and way past a Mccain presidency, they will not enlist in the military. You people can continue to be broke, payin high prices for gas, without healthcare, reversal of Roe V. Wade, no freedom of choice, endless war with your children going to slaughter, and a total collapse of the economy if you like. I will still be fine. In the end, you ladies and men who support Clinton will have screwed yourself because you can't except the "brother." Oh well, like I said, emotional as always. Go vote for Mccain, the Dem party needs you not. In the end you all will be the biggest losers. Later haters.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  263. Jacob Rodriguez

    As A Hillary supporter, I don't see how many of those posting comments such as, "She should stop trying to destroy the democratic party," or "Clinton should go back and learn how whining and belly aching looks Un-Presidential," can think that Hillary Clinton is to blame for the "disunity" in the party. These are ridiculous statements, filled with ignorant and sexist rhetoric which put off any supporter of Senator Clinton. It is comments like these that are making me not want to vote for Obama! Also, get over the reference Hillary made to the June 1968 primary- I can't believe that so much has been made of it- even the Kennedy's think it's too much!!! Would this type of anti-Hillary sentiment be felt by Obama supporters if she were a man? I think not. We have a problem in America with sexism- How can statements like "Iron My Shirt" go practically unnoticed by the media? If I went to an Obama rally with a sign that read "Pick my Cotton" I'd be strung-up! Your anti-Hillary feelings and the odds put against her by the media in this election are a result of our sexist society. I stand by my candidate- an amazing, capable, and dedicated WOMAN!!! Go for it Hillary!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  264. Dirk

    I would be thrilled at the idea of a McCain Clinton ticket.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  265. Carl

    The more she stays in the race the less likely she will be able to grow in the democratic party. She will need to campaign hard for Obama and shows that it is all about the people and her party and not about herself. Sparking anger in the hearts of the voters of Florida and Michigan has started to show a lot about her. She is not doing herself any favor with that nonsense.

    Carl D.
    Brooklyn, NY

    May 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  266. xddy4u

    Just like Carter didn't owe Ted the VP, Obama doesn't owe Hillary the VP. All the VPs chosen by the nominee were quite, and willing to take back seat to the President, not Hillary. Al Gore couldn't get things done as VP because of Hillary. As First Lady, she heralded her Health Care Bill, which should had been the Pres. or VP's agenda. It was soundly defeated. Why do we think the Heath Care should be Hillary's? She should just gracefully bow out. Fla. and Mich., is a dead issue. Hillary is finished in NY, and she know's it, that's why she is trying to high-jack the VP spot. Away with her. Obama doesn't owe her jack. After all the low-down tricks she and Bill pulled against him. Now it's pay back time. Omaba '08

    May 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  267. Jim

    What Hillary should do is get lost and take Bill with her if she wants him. They live and die for power and are a tired act. Obama is to smart to have her for VP. She needs to step aside and let the real people who are going to be elected get it on.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  268. Jacob Rodriguez

    Obama still has to win...and he won't without Hillary's supporters- who might be disinterested in voting for him if he doesn't offer her the VP spot.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  269. Peter

    I don't know what Hillary should do, but she probably will very discretely push for Obama to lose, so she can run in 2012. Everything she has done to this point indicates this.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  270. Faiza

    Well I don't know maybe what she was elected to do by people of NY, being a Senator. Maybe just focus more on representing the people than trying to climb the political ladder for more power prestige, because honestly without those voters, her political career really has little value at this point.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  271. Redfoot, Hazlet, NJ.

    How about going back to NY and be the best Senator for America she can be. I've lost all my respect for her and Bill since she's ran for the nomination. I've never heard so much BS and Lies from anyone in the capital. They will do or say anything to win the Presidentcy. Too much EGO.

    Redfoot, Hazlet, NJ.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm |
  272. Katie

    2 words. drop out. She shoudl just quit now because the longer this is drawn out, the more divided the democratic party will be.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm |